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18 Jan

ChurchNEXT: Taking New Ground With Greater Impact in 2018

It’s a new year with new possibilities! We thought it would be fun to launch into 2018 with a quick look at the possibilities in store for CRM’s various ministries, so we asked the leaders of our ministry collectives to share what’s on their radar for the year.


ChurchNEXT: Advancing the Mission of God

The 16 teams of ChurchNEXT multiply the impact of existing churches, multiply new expressions of the church, and multiply leaders and disciples who are passionate followers of Jesus. The result is movements of new disciples, new churches, and communities transformed by the gospel. They carry out this vision as coaches, church planters, change agents, and spiritual guides who multiply themselves in the trenches of real life. 

Leaders of ChurchNEXT tell us the one word that captures their hope for 2018 is "multiplication."

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10 Jan

Accelerate: Expanding the Movement in 2018

It’s a new year with new possibilities! We thought it would be fun to launch into 2018 with a quick look at the possibilities in store for CRM’s various ministries, so we asked the leaders of our ministry collectives to share what’s on their radar for the year.


Accelerate: Working Together to Catalyze Movements

What is Accelerate? Accelerate is a global relational network committed to multiplying the gospel through serving leaders, organizations, and churches around the world.

Summarized in one word, what Accelerate is looking forward to in 2018 is “partnership,”

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05 Jan

Ethne: A World of Possibilities for 2018

It’s a new year with new possibilities! We thought it would be fun to launch into 2018 with a quick look at the possibilities in store for CRM’s various ministries, so we asked the leaders of our ministry collectives to share what’s on their radar for the year.

Ethne: Pioneering New Ministries Among the Nations

What is Ethne? Ethne teams live and serve among particular people groups and places, usually cross-culturally, in order to make disciples and develop indigenous leaders. They work in or impact over 50 nations around the world.

We can sum up what Ethne is excited about for 2018 in one word, "pioneering."

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02 Jan

A Prayer of Examen for the New Year [Free Prayer Guide]

How is God inviting you deeper into a life of love in 2018?


It's a great season to spend some time with God, reflecting on your life together.

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29 Dec

2017 Ministry Highlights: Oxford, Arizona, South Africa, Romania [Photoblog]

Using innovative strategies to reach the nations with the good news of Jesus, CRM works to create movements of committed followers of Jesus that spread contagiously along relational and cultural lines—believing these gospel movements have the potential to transform whole towns, cities, and nations.

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27 Dec

2017 Ministry Highlights: Eastern Europe, Indiana, Lebanon, The Continent of Africa [Photoblog]


 

Using innovative strategies to reach the nations with the good news of Jesus, CRM works to create movements of committed followers of Jesus that spread contagiously along relational and cultural lines—believing these gospel movements have the potential to transform whole towns, cities, and nations.

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21 Dec

Following the Light

It was our first true Christmas here, in the marginalized corners of Miami, and we were reaching for new traditions like a four-year old reaches for the star atop a tree. The year before this, our belongings, including Christmas stockings and chipped, hand-me-down decorations, had been neatly tucked away in storage while we had lived in someone else’s large and lizard infested farm-house. We did our best to celebrate joy coming down to the world but mostly it just felt like any other day.

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19 Dec

2017 Ministry Highlights: London, Cambodia, US New England, West Africa [Photoblog]

 

Using innovative strategies to reach the nations with the good news of Jesus, CRM works to create movements of committed followers of Jesus that spread contagiously along relational and cultural lines—believing these gospel movements have the potential to transform whole towns, cities, and nations.

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14 Dec

Saying the Radical Yes to God’s Invitation for Your Life: A Christmas Reflection

The stories of Advent are among my favorites when it comes to exploring God’s call on our lives.

Men and women are going about their everyday lives—priests, young girls, old women, shepherds, astronomers—most walking on the treadmill of whatever the equivalent of the “American dream” was for a Middle Eastern Jew: get yourself a wife (or husband), a few kids, a pottery shop out back, and stay off the radar of the Romans, for goodness sake!

Then into ordinary life explodes the voice of God, with an invitation to take up a role in his unfolding plan at a critical moment in history. God likes to do that—shake us loose of our little plans and invite us into something bigger.

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12 Dec

Celebrating Gospel Movement: An Unexpected Decision in Western Europe

One of our newest German network leaders, Jonas*, asked me to visit Erik*, his friend and business associate. I presumed Jonas wanted me to help Erik consider his life calling or a ministry project he wanted to develop.

As I picked Erik up from his office for dinner I asked him why it was he was sitting in the car with me, a complete stranger.

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